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04 Jul 2016
Building a solid business

When the going gets tough, Cashbuild, it appears, shines. Despite South Africa’s economy being on a downward trajectory – GDP…

Building a solid business

When the going gets tough, Cashbuild, it appears, shines. Despite South Africa’s economy being on a downward trajectory – GDP grew little more than 1% last year, and is expected to grow only 0.6% this year according to Standard & Poor’s. Still, the building materials retailer delivered strong results for…

22 Jun 2016
Industry opposed to scrapping SETA

The government’s dictatorial attitude towards training has been a major obstacle towards the upliftment of skills in industry and business.…

Industry opposed to scrapping SETA

The government’s dictatorial attitude towards training has been a major obstacle towards the upliftment of skills in industry and business. New legislation now proposed by the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) would greatly exacerbate the situation warned Deryck Spence, Executive Director of the SA Paint Manufacturing Association (SAPMA).…

22 Jun 2016
Ferro makes major acquisition

Ferro has entered into an agreement with Synthomer PLC to acquire 100% of the shares in Revertex, which, in turn,…

Ferro makes major acquisition

Ferro has entered into an agreement with Synthomer PLC to acquire 100% of the shares in Revertex, which, in turn, holds 100% shares in Synthomer and 50% of the share-holding in Arkem. This transaction is subject to the approval of the Competition Commission of SA and once approved will be…

22 Jun 2016
Chemistry in the making

Chromaflo Technologies Africa recently opened its state-of-the-art production facility in Johannesburg and has big plans, not just for South Africa,…

Chemistry in the making

Chromaflo Technologies Africa recently opened its state-of-the-art production facility in Johannesburg and has big plans, not just for South Africa, but also Sub-Saharan Africa. Chromaflo Technologies is one of the largest independent global producers of colourant, colour systems and related speciality chemical products to the coatings and thermoset plastics market.…

20 Jun 2016
DIY Trade and Industrial News Awards

Our current nominees for the annual DIY Trade and Industrial News Awards require a little help. Below are our pre-voting nominees. All you…

DIY Trade and Industrial News Awards

Our current nominees for the annual DIY Trade and Industrial News Awards require a little help. Below are our pre-voting nominees. All you have to do is email the Category and Company you think should be nominated!

15 Jun 2016
National Home Security Month

High walls, razor wire, electric fencing, guard dogs, alarm systems and private security guards – adverts have referenced it, tourists…

National Home Security Month

High walls, razor wire, electric fencing, guard dogs, alarm systems and private security guards – adverts have referenced it, tourists remark on it and South Africans won’t live without it.

15 Jun 2016
Dawn appoints new CEO

Derek Tod stepped down as CEO of construction materials supplier Distribution and Warehousing Network (Dawn) on May 31. He was…

Dawn appoints new CEO

Derek Tod stepped down as CEO of construction materials supplier Distribution and Warehousing Network (Dawn) on May 31. He was the founder CEO of Dawn.

15 Jun 2016
Changing the ‘Made in China’ perception

For many years, there was some truth to the bad connotation an item carried when labelled ‘Made in China’. This…

Changing the ‘Made in China’ perception

For many years, there was some truth to the bad connotation an item carried when labelled ‘Made in China’. This however is simply no longer a generalization, which can be made. China has developed in leaps and bounds when it comes to technology upgrades over the past 20–30 years and has…

10 May 2016
Construction industry meets again

The fourth annual African Construction and Totally Concrete Expo takes place 9 – 11 May 2016, at the Gallagher Convention Centre, Midrand,…

Construction industry meets again

The fourth annual African Construction and Totally Concrete Expo takes place 9 – 11 May 2016, at the Gallagher Convention Centre, Midrand, Johannesburg. As Africa’s premium cement, concrete and construction industry event, the African Construction and Totally Concrete Expo provides a great opportunity for companies, individuals and industry leaders to network and impart invaluable…

10 May 2016
Reach new heights

Available space is often limited, and equipment needs to be moved and adjusted regularly to the specific work requirements. Power…

Reach new heights

Available space is often limited, and equipment needs to be moved and adjusted regularly to the specific work requirements. Power Towers provide high-level solutions in the low-level access equipment sector. There are often areas within multiple sectors that are slightly off the ground but beyond reach without the right equipment.…